HTC Hints It’s Looking At Mobile VR


Despite not unboxing a new high end smartphone at Mobile World Congress this week, embattled mobile maker HTC has told TechCrunch it’s not ready to admit premium defeat — saying it has a new flagship device coming soon.

It’s also hinted it might consider getting into mobile VR in future — presumably as a step to try to revive interest in its premium smartphones. Earlier this month the company posted a $101 million net loss for Q4 2015, with CFO Chialin Chang admitting sales of its flagship HTC One M9 “fell short of expectation” last year.

Meanwhile, this time last year the company took the wraps off of a high end VR headset — called Vive — plus partnership with games publisher Valve to build a virtual reality ‘experiences’ ecosystem. So it has at…

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